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GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

Consider this guide as a possible beginning source for public administration and environmental studies.


Welcome to the GIS  research guide from the Seattle U Library!

In this guide, we've highlighted resources that will help you find web based GIS sources. Use the tabs at the top of the page to find sources by geography: local, state, national and international. Most of the links are to social science resources.

This guide is just a list of resources. The library does not provide in-depth help with GIS. Please contact your instructor for additional help.


Definition of GIS


"A GIS is a computer system capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced information; that is, data identified according to location. Practitioners also define a GIS as including the procedures, operating personnel, and spatial data that go into the system." From  USGS

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